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A lifetime of good health begins in childhood. A comprehensive and coordinated health care system that helps keep California’s children and families well can improve health throughout children’s lives, reduce the cost of care for families as well as for the state, and help build a skilled and productive workforce. In short, there is a vital link between healthy children and a healthy California. This new report from the California Budget and Policy Center assesses the state’s current health care system for children and families, including both public health care coverage and public health programs. The report identifies key issues that must be addressed, including child poverty, health care coverage, access to care, quality care for children with special health care needs, and adequate investment in public health.

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Drawn from a scan of all 50 U.S. states, this brief published by the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights strategies designed to address inequities in accessing pediatric specialty care and support equitable systems of care for CYSHCN.

The Children's Specialty Care Coalition hosted a virtual legislative briefing on the recently released commissioned report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, "The Future Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Workforce: Meeting the Needs of Infants, Children, and Adolescents."